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'Bharat Bandh' Against Centre's New Farm Laws

The nationwide strike called by agitating farmer unions is likely to have an impact in many parts of north India and some non-BJP ruled states elsewhere on Tuesday.

December 08, 2020

Telangana Rashtra Samithi (TRS) Working President KT Rama Rao, MP K Keshava Rao, and others stage a protest in support of the nationwide strike, called by farmers against the Centre's farm reform laws, at Shadnagar in Hyderabad.

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Farmers block the Delhi-Meerut Expressway during their ongoing protest against the Centre's farm reform laws, near Ghazipur border in New Delhi. The farmers called for a nationwide strike today demanding repeal of the agri laws.

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Farmers during their ongoing protest against the Centre's farm reform laws, near the Ghazipur border in New Delh. Various farmer unions today called for a nationwide strike demanding repeal of the agri laws.

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Delhi-Meerut Expressway wears a deserted look near Ghazipur border during the farmers' protest against the Centre's farm reform laws, in New Delhi.

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People belonging to Sikh community participate in a rally during the nationwide strike, called by agitating farmers to press for repeal of the Centre's agri-laws, in Thane.

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Farmers block Delhi-Agra national highway during a protest in support of the nationwide strike, called by agitating farmers to press for repeal of the Centre's agri-laws, in Faridabad.

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Police uses water cannons to stop farmers during their protest against the Center's new farm laws, in Chandigarh. Various farmer unions today called for a nationwide strike demanding repeal of the agri laws.

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Farmers hold a placard and raise slogans as they block a road during their protest against the Centre's farm reform laws, in Ahmedabad.

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Farmers raise slogans at Singhu border during 'Delhi Chalo' protest against the new farm laws, in New Delhi. The farmers called for a nationwide strike today demanding a repeal of the Agri laws.

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Dubagga Sabji Mandi wears a deserted look as it remained closed during the nationwide strike, called by farmers to press for repeal of the Centre's Agri laws, in Lucknow.

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Workers of CPI and CPI(M) along with various agricultural associations raise slogans during their protest against the Centre's farm reform laws, in Hyderabad.

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A metro train runs on a track as vehicles ply near Anand Vihar metro station during a nationwide strike, called by agitating farmers to press for repeal of the Centre's agri-laws, in Ghaziabad.

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People belonging to Sikh community block traffic at Sion -Panvel highway during the nationwide strike, called by agitating farmers to press for repeal of the Centre's agri-laws, in Mumbai.

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'Nihang' or Sikh religious warrior display his skills during the nationwide strike, called by farmers to press for repeal of the Centre's Agri laws, at Singhu border in New Delhi.

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Farmers during their ongoing protest against the Centre's farm reform laws, near the Ghazipur border in New Delhi.

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Lalbaugh market wears a deserted look during a nationwide strike, called by agitating farmers against Centre's farm reform laws, in Mumbai.

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Bharatiya Kisan Union (BKU) spokesperson along with farmers protests against the Centre's farm reform laws near Ghazipur border, in New Delhi.

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Farmers block the Delhi-Meerut Expressway during their ongoing protest against Centre's farm reform laws, near Ghazipur border in New Delhi. The farmers have called for a nationwide strike demanding repeal of the agri laws.

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Congress 'Seva Dal' activists participate in a rally in support of the nationwide strike, called by agitating farmers to press for repeal of the Centre's agri-laws, in Jaipur.

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Members of various farmers organizations block a road during the nationwide strike, called by farmers to press for repeal of the Centre's Agri laws, in Patiala.

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Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) activists stage a protest in support of the nationwide strike, called by farmers to press for repeal of the Centre's Agri laws, outside collector's office in Thane.

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Communist Party of India (CPI) activists participate in a rally in support of the nationwide strike, called by agitating farmers to press for repeal of the Centers agri-laws, at Malad in Mumbai.

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Protesting farmers listen to a speaker as they block a major highway during a nationwide shutdown called by thousands of Indian farmers protesting new agriculture laws, at the Delhi-Haryana state border. The strike follows five rounds of talks between the farmers and the Indian government that have failed to produce any breakthroughs. The farmers say the laws will lead the government to stop buying grain at minimum guaranteed prices and result in exploitation by corporations that will push down prices.

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People stage a protest in support of the nationwide strike, called by farmers to press for repeal of the Centre's Agri laws, in Amritsar.

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Members of various organisations participate in a protest in support of the nationwide strike, called by agitating farmers to press for repeal of the Centre's agri-laws, in Bengaluru.

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Communist Party of India (CPI) activists participate in a rally in support of the nationwide strike, called by agitating farmers to press for repeal of the Centers agri-laws, at Malad in Mumbai.

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Communist Party of India (CPI) activists participate in a rally in support of the nationwide strike, called by agitating farmers to press for repeal of the Centers agri-laws, at Malad in Mumbai.

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Farmers from Tamil Nadu during a nationwide shutdown called by thousands of Indian farmers protesting new agriculture laws, at the Delhi-Haryana state border.

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DPCC Mahila Morcha workers stage a protest during the nationwide strike, called by farmers to press for repeal of the Centre's Agri laws, at ITO in New Delhi.

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Farmers block Jalandhar-Delhi National Highway during the nationwide strike, called by farmers to press for repeal of the Centre's Agri laws, in Jalandhar.

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KPCC President D K Shivakumar and former chief minister Siddaramaiah wear black ribbon during a protest in front of the Mahatama Gandhi statue in support of farmers at Vidhana Soudha in Bengaluru.

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Congress Party workers detained by police during a protest in support of the nationwide strike, called by farmers to press for repeal of the Centre's Agri laws, in Gorakhpur.

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Advocates of Allahabad High Court stage a protest in support of the nationwide strike, called by farmers to press for repeal of the Centre's Agri laws, in Prayagraj.

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Trade union activists block a road in support of the nationwide strike, called by farmers to press for repeal of the Centre's agri laws, in Kolkata,

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Demonstrators burn various items as they block NH-12 during a protest in support of the nationwide strike, called by farmers to press for repeal of the Centre's agri laws, in Nadia.

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Farmers during a nationwide shutdown called by thousands of Indian farmers protesting new agriculture laws, at the Delhi-Haryana state border.

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Farmers during a nationwide shutdown called by thousands of Indian farmers protesting new agriculture laws, at the Delhi-Haryana state border.

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Farmers during a nationwide shutdown called by thousands of Indian farmers protesting new agriculture laws, at the Delhi-Haryana state border.

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People prepare food for farmers during their agitation against the new farm laws, at Singhu border in New Delhi.

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Fully automatic chapati making machine installed to prepare food for farmers during their agitation against the new farm laws, at Singhu border in New Delhi.

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Members of All India Kisan Sangharsh Coordination Committee (AIKSCC) along with various organisations participate in a protest in support of the nationwide strike, called by farmers to press for repeal of the Centre's agri laws, in Chennai.

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Ganeshguri flyover wears a deserted look during a nationwide strike, called by farmers to press for repeal of the Centre's agri laws, in Guwahati.

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Samajwadi Party (SP) leaders participate in a protest in support of the nationwide strike, called by farmers to press for repeal of the Centre's agri-laws, at Vidhan Bhavan in Lucknow.

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Congress leader and MP Digvijay Singh participates in a protest in support of the nationwide strike, called by farmers to press for repeal of the Centre's agri laws, in Indore.

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Members of various farmer organisations block a national highway as they participate in a protest in support of the nationwide strike, called by agitating farmers to press for repeal of the Centre's agri-laws, in Chikmagalur

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Jharkhand Mukti Morcha (JMM) activists participate in a rally in support of the nationwide strike, called by agitating farmers to press for repeal of the Centre's agri-laws, in Ranchi.

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A Trinamool Congress activist sits on top of a tractor during a protest in support of the nationwide strike, called by farmers to press for repeal of the Centre's agri laws, in Kolkata.

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View of deserted Howrah Bridge during a nationwide strike, called by farmers to press for repeal of the Centre's agri laws, in Kolkata.

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Activists participate in a protest in support of the nationwide strike, called by agitating farmers to press for repeal of the Centre's agri-laws, in Jammu.

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Protestors block a highway during a strike in New Delhi.

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Security personnel stand guard near Ghazipur border during the ongoing farmers protest against the Centres farm reform laws, in New Delhi. The farmers have called for a nationwide strike demanding repeal of the agri laws.

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Socialist Unity Centre of India (SUCI) activists participate in a rally in support of the nationwide strike, called by farmers to press for repeal of the Centres agri laws, in Kolkata.

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Protestors block a highway during a strike in New Delhi.

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Policemen stand vigil near protestors blocking a highway during a strike in New Delhi. Farmers in India are calling for a shutdown as their protest against new agriculture laws continue. Thousands of farmers are protesting reforms that they say could devastate crop prices and reduce their earnings.

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UP Police detain Samjwadi Party (SP) workers during a 'Rail Roko' demonstration in support of the nationwide strike, called by agitating farmers to press for repeal of the Centre's agri laws, in Prayagraj.

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Socialist Unity Centre of India (SUCI) activists participate in a rally in support of the nationwide strike, called by farmers to press for repeal of the Centres agri laws, in Kolkata

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Socialist Unity Centre of India (SUCI) activists participate in a rally in support of the nationwide strike, called by farmers to press for repeal of the Centres agri laws, in Kolkata

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Political activists demonstrate during a protest in support of the nationwide strike, called by agitating farmers to press for repeal of the Centre's agri laws, in Ranchi.

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Protestors block a highway during a strike in New Delhi. Farmers in India are calling for a shutdown as their protest against new agriculture laws continue. Thousands of farmers are protesting reforms that they say could devastate crop prices and reduce their earnings.

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Protestors block a highway during a strike in Ghaziabad.

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Police stand guard as Samjwadi Party (SP) workers stage a 'Rail Roko' demonstration in support of the nationwide strike, called by agitating farmers to press for repeal of the Centre's agri laws, in Prayagraj.

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Security personnel stand guard at the Singhu border during ongoing farmers' protest against the Centre's farm reform laws, in New Delhi. The farmers have called for a nationwide strike demanding repeal of the agri laws.

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Buses parked at Mithapur stand during a nationwide strike called by agitating farmers to press for repeal of the Centre's farm reform laws, in Patna.

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People with their luggage walk past a burning tyre, set ablaze by demonstrators in support of the nationwide strike called by agitating farmers against Centre's farm reform laws, in Patna.

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Demonstrators attempt to dismantle a hoarding during a protest in support of the nationwide strike, called by agitating farmers to press for repeal of the Centre's farm reform laws, in Patna.

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A farmer smokes 'hookah' as others interact at Singhu border during their ongoing protest against the Centre's farm reform laws, in New Delhi. The farmers have called for a nationwide strike demanding repeal of the agri laws.

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A wholesale vegetable market is seen with few vendors during a strike in New Delhi. Farmers in India are calling for a shutdown as their protest against new agriculture laws continue. Thousands of farmers are protesting reforms that they say could devastate crop prices and reduce their earnings.

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Crowd at Azadpur vegetable market amid a nationwide strike called by agitating farmers to press for repeal of the Centre's agri laws, in New Delhi

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A vendor rests in the deserted Dadar wholesale flower market during the nationwide strike, called by agitating farmers to press for repeal of the Centre's agri-laws, in Mumbai.

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Protestors block a highway during a strike in New Delhi.

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Police attempt to stop members of Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (DMK) alliance political parties and various other organisations during a protest in support of the nationwide strike, called by farmers to press for repeal of the Centre's agri laws, in Chennai.

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Communist Party of India (CPI) activists participate in a rally in support of the nationwide strike, called by agitating farmers to press for repeal of the Centre's agri-laws, at Lalbaugh in Mumbai.

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Puducherry CM Velu Narayanasamy participates in a protest in support of the nationwide strike, called by farmers to press for repeal of the Centre's agri laws, in Puducherry.

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Communist Party of India (CPI) activists participate in a 'Rail Roko' protest in support of the nationwide strike, called by agitating farmers to press for repeal of the Centre's agri-laws, in Kolkata

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Communist Party of India (CPI) activists block Hazra crossing during a protest in support of the nationwide strike, called by agitating farmers to press for repeal of the Centre's agri-laws, in Kolkata

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Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) activists ride on buffaloes during a protest in support of the nationwide strike, called by agitating farmers to press for repeal of the Centre's agri-laws, in Muzaffarpur .

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